Community invited to tread outdoor boards - The Stratford Observer

Community invited to tread outdoor boards

THEATRE companies, schools and colleges are once again being offered the chance to tread the RSC’s outside boards in Stratford.

The company is inviting groups to put on a play by Shakespeare or one inspired by him at The Dell on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

And this year the RSC is also looking for works inspired by the 250th anniversary of the Shakespeare Jubilee organised by playwright, director and actor David Garrick in 1769. The event was instrumental in promoting the town’s Shakespeare connection and developing Stratford as a destination for millions of visitors from around the world.

More than 300 groups have performed on the RSC’s open air performance space near Holy Trinity Church since it launched 12 years ago.

RSC events officer Alexandra Murphy said: “With The Dell we have a fantastic platform for all kinds of theatre to perform to an audience of all ages right in the heart of Shakespeare’s home town.

“We welcome applications from amateur and professional theatre companies, community groups, schools and universities for their chance to take to our very special outdoor stage.

“Every year audiences love the free productions and unique atmosphere that talented companies and groups bring to The Dell. There is something very special about performing outdoors by the River Avon.”

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